Theres a lovely thing to visit locally next Sunday (14th May 2017), that’s close by, free and absolutely fascinating…
New Hall Mill is open again next Sunday for their first open day of 2017, for National Mills Weekend. I can heartily recommend the place – it’s fascinating and I had a great time there on 2015 Spring Bank Holiday Monday – not enough people know about this wonderful building.
It’s free to enter too (although donations are welcomed).
The Friends of Newhall Mill said:
You will be able to access and see the 3 storey fully working water mill, flour demonstrations, exhibition, tea room, gift shop, live music, many side stalls, lovely walks along the streams, flowers and meadows.
Additional activities booked for the day include:
– Music by the Lichfield Lighthouse Company
– ‘Mills on Air’ Amateur Radio Society
– Bournville Bread Basket
– Maidens Fayre Jams
– Birmingham and the Black Country Wildlife Trust
– ECO Sutton
– Steam models
– Helens’ Handmade Crafts
Two guided walks 11:15 (‘Birds in Spring’) and 2:15 (‘History of New Hall Mill’)
There is an exhibition room and a small tearoom selling cakes and beverages along with a garden shop where produce may be purchased from the millers garden.
Entrance to the mill and car parking is free, collection boxes for donations are positioned at various locations. Donations from visitors are most welcome as the mill depends upon these to assist towards the costs of maintaining and running the mill for your pleasure and enjoyment.
The Access to the mill is off Wylde Green road, Sutton Coldfield, B76 1QU, some 200 metres from National cycle route 534.
More details can be found on their website – www.newhallmill.org.uk
This is certainly one worth visiting – please do pop along if you can. You can check out a gallery of my photos taken there last year below. I had a great time.